Supervisors prevent injuries by listening to teens who speak up about workplace safety – U of R study

As many parents encourage their teen-aged children to find summer jobs, here’s something to think about. How safe is that workplace? And if it’s not safe is your teenager prepared to speak up about it? A study, co-authored by Dr. Sean Tucker, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business Administration, shows that teens – even those as young as 15 and 16 years of age – have suggestions for how to improve workplace safety but usually only speak up "under certain conditions," says Dr. Tucker. “We found that teens were more likely to speak up and share safety-related ideas with [...]

2017-05-08T11:33:53+00:00 May 20, 2015|Comments Off on Supervisors prevent injuries by listening to teens who speak up about workplace safety – U of R study

Automotive & safe driving tips for Victoria Day long weekend

The upcoming Victoria Day long weekend means road trips for many Saskatchewan motorists and families. For some, the May long weekend also marks the start of the camping season. Travellers can expect increased traffic of all types of vehicles including motorcycles, recreation vehicles, plus camper trailers and boat trailers. “Planning your road travels in advance, driving safe, staying focused, and adhering to the posted speed limits will help you reach your destination safely, plus reduce your vehicle’s fuel consumption,” said Christine Niemczyk, Director of Communications with CAA Saskatchewan. Here are some other helpful tips: Automotive & Recreation Vehicle Tips: (www.caask.ca/car-care-tips) [...]

2017-05-08T11:33:53+00:00 May 15, 2015|Comments Off on Automotive & safe driving tips for Victoria Day long weekend

Victoria Day holiday hours

The WCB's Regina and Saskatoon offices will be closed on Victoria Day (Monday, May 18). We resume regular hours of operation on Tuesday, May 19. Get online claim status 24x7 at myaccount.wcbsask.com. From everyone at the WCB, have a safe May long weekend.

2015-05-15T10:33:37+00:00 May 11, 2015|Comments Off on Victoria Day holiday hours

WCB Annual General Meeting

The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is holding its Annual General Meeting today in Regina at the Queensbury Centre and tomorrow at the Hilton Garden Inn in Saskatoon. WCB Chairperson, Gord Dobrowolsky said he is eager to share the positive 2014 financial results. “The WCB remains fully funded, with sufficient assets to cover the future costs of all claims in the system at December 31, 2014. This is the guarantee made to injured workers, that benefits and programs would be available when a workplace injury occurs. It also fulfills our commitment to employers that the system will be run effectively [...]

2017-05-08T11:33:53+00:00 May 6, 2015|Comments Off on WCB Annual General Meeting